Does Delayed School Entry Reduce Later Grade Retentions and Use of Special Education Services?

  title={Does Delayed School Entry Reduce Later Grade Retentions and Use of Special Education Services?},
  author={Deborah C. May and Deborah King Kundert and Donna Brent},
  journal={Remedial and Special Education},
  pages={288 - 294}
The practice of delaying children's entry into a kindergarten program 1 year beyond the traditional chronolgical age of their classmates is a controversial issue. although this practice has been said to reduce the need for grade retentions and special education services, the research literature has yielded contradictory results about the effects of delayed entry on students. the present study examined the effects of delayed entry in one suburban new york school district on later… 
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